February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cats host Bryan Co. at 5 p.m.

— State Playoffs —

The Early County High Bobcats defeated Thomasville 89-68 Thursday in the first round of the 2-AA region tournament. More...

Under performing schools; School governance choices

As the result of school governance legislation which was passed during the 2007 and 2008 General Assembly, all public school systems in Georgia must declare their choice of school governance options no later than June 30, 2015.  More...

Black History Month

The 11th annual Unsung Hero Banquet celebrating Black History Month, sponsored by the Freedom Council of Southwest Georgia, will be held Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. The speaker will be Shirley Sherrod of Albany. More...

Genealogy meeting Thursday

The Early County Genealogy Society will meet 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Early County Museum, at 226 North Main St. Bring your laptop. Meetings are open to everyone interested in genealogical research. More...

Other News

Freedom Council names Brown ‘Unsung Hero’

The Freedom Council recognizes “Unsung Heroes” each year during Black History Month. This year they have chosen retired Army Master Sergeant George M. Brown.  Brown will be honored during the 11th annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 28. More...

Blakely Senior Center

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Daily Events   More...

Education a recurring subject at capital this week

Last week in Atlanta was a busy, yet successful week. Things are picking up as we move closer towards the end of this session.  On Monday, Feb. More...

Religion

Clothed and ready for service

Ephesians 6: 10-20  More...

THANKS

The family of Doris Grimsley would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for your generous donations and support during the loss of her home. My family is beyond overjoyed to see how many people love and care for her.  More...

Church Street Church of Christ Black History program Feb. 22

Church Street Church of Christ will celebrate Black History Month with a Black History program Sunday, Feb. 22.The featured speaker is news anchor Reginald Jones from WTVY.  The regular service begins at 11:15 a.m. More...

Society

May Day Queen honors residents with dinner

Arlington 2014 May Day queen Deandria Hayes hosted a Valentine’s dinner for the residents of Willowood Assisted Living in Edison Friday, Feb. More...

Herrington named a 2014 Georgia Legal Rising Star

The Daily Report, a prominent metro Atlanta and Georgia legal publication, has named Macon trial lawyer, Caroline Whitehead Herrington, a 2014 Georgia Rising Star.  More...

What to learn about charities before making donations

Nonprofit organizations rely heavily on donations in order to pay their operational costs and meet their missions. More...

Breaking News - 2/19/2015 3:53 PM

Publisher’s note:  Free Access 

We made an error in this week’s Hall Drug Co. ad! In addition to expounding on some of the high quality medical equipment and supplies, we stated... “We will be closed July 4th” OUR BAD! We failed to mention... More...

Breaking News - 2/19/2015 3:49 PM

Bobcats advance in playoffs  Free Access 

Play Model Saturday in Rome

The Bobcats Bobcats defeated the Bryan County Redskins 84-70 Wednesday in Blakely to advance to the second round of the GHSA AA state basketball playoffs. They will play Model High School Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Rome. Model, the No. More...

BSC College Fair

Bainbridge State College invites high school juniors, seniors and parents to attend a college fair 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, Feb. More...

Keepsake...

Claire Houston was going through a box of stuff she recently pulled from under a bed when she found this newspaper clipping.  “I thought you might like to see this,” she stated when she brought it by the News office.  More...

Smoke testing

The City of Blakely will be conducting “smoke testing” of the sewer system in the city later this month. The smoke tests help locate leaks in the lines which need repair. More...

Relay for Life

Capture a Cure - Super-heroes is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life scheduled for April 17.  Everyone interested in forming a team or needing more information should contact event chair Mischa Smith at 308-0759 or ACS staff partner, E More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18  ASH WEDNESDAY  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAY: Cassie Mills  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. George Jones  THURSDAY, FEB. More...

Republican Party to hold Mass Meetings and County Convention

On Saturday, March 14 at 9 a.m. the Early County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Early County Republican Party Convention. The County Convention will convene at 10 a.m.  More...

Editorials

Williams’ lies latest slap at journalism

I’ll start this week with an admission: I like Brian Williams. I always have.  I hope he is able to come back from this. I don’t think he will.  More...

Past dreams, present spaces

My head’s off dreaming of playing outside. It’s an improvement over past dreams apparently. This is from 2005.  I dreamed the totem pole in Colquitt fell down. More...

Wake up America, Please!!!

“Rarely have we seen so many try so hard to cajole others to take something they supposedly want.  “(If) Obamacare is such a great deal, why did Affordable Care Act supporters have to blast emails, stand on streets waving signs and g More...

Obituaries

Harry White

Retired

Harry Bryan White, 75, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his residence surrounded by family and friends.  Mr. White was born July 21, 1939, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Simeon Alphonso White and Marie Lindsey White. More...

C.W. Fetner

Retired

Charles Wyatt “C.W.” Fetner, 89, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Doc Lee

Retired

Jessie R. “Doc” Lee, 91, of Jakin, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Campus

EC Bobcat and Lady Bobcat seniors honored

On Wednesday, Jan. 28 the Early County Basketball Hoop Club provided a chicken dinner to honor the seven seniors of the basketball teams.  The Lady Bobcats graduating this year are Tynicia McCoy, Dorian White and Ieshia Lee. More...